Events

    2020 Oct 29

    #BlackLivesMatter Across the Americas: Black Youth Organizers and the Struggle for Racial Justice

    4:00pm to 5:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Ana Belique, Movimento Reconocido (Santo Domingo); Daniela Rincón, Casa Cultural El Chontaduro (Cali); Marcelle Decothé, Instituto Marielle Franco/Favelas Na Luta/Fórum da Juventude do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro); Mirtes Souza (mãe de Miguel Otávio) e Priscila Santana, Kilomba Collective (Brazil/USA...

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    2020 Oct 27

    Democratic Backsliding in Contemporary Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To watch the recording, click here

    Speakers: Manuel Melendez-Sanchez, PhD candidate in Political Science, Harvard University; Santiago Anria, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies, Dickinson College; Calla Hummel, Assistant Professor in Political Science, University of Miami; Carmen Aída Lazo, Dean of the School of Economics and Business at Escuela Superior de Economía...

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    2020 Oct 19

    Challenges to Contain COVID-19 in Latin America: Lessons from Chile & Peru

    12:00pm to 1:00pm


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    Speakers: Maria Antonieta Alva, Minister of Economy & Finance, Peru; Eduardo Engel, Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Chile
    Moderated by: Gordon Hanson, Peter Wertheim Professor in Urban Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

    Latin America has become an epicenter of COVID-19...

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    2020 Oct 13

    The Criminalization of Corruption in Latin America: Causes and Consequences of Lava Jato

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

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    Speakers: Ezequiel González Ocantos, Associate Professor in the Qualitative Study of Comparative Political Institutions, University of Oxford; Paula Muñoz, Profesora del Departamento Académico de Ciencias Sociales y Políticas, Universidad del Pacifico en Perú
    Discussant: Alisha Holland, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University
    Moderated by: ...

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    2020 Oct 08

    Resisting Police Violence in the Americas: Mothers on the Front Lines

    4:00pm to 5:30pm


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    Speakers: Dorothy Holmes, Ronnieman Foundation and Justice for Families, Chicago, US; Débora Maria da Silva, Mothers of May, Brazil; Rute Fiuza, Mothers of May of the Northeast, Brazil; Jacqueline Castillo, Mothers of False Positives of Soacha and Bogotá, Colombia; Cristina Bautista Salvador, Mothers and...

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    2020 Oct 07

    Amazon 4.0 – Defining a Third Way for the Amazon

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


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    Speaker: Carlos Nobre, Senior Researcher, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo; Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
    Discussant: Vinicius Furuie, Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center on the Environment
    Moderated by: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Co-Chair Brazil...

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    2020 Oct 06

    Human Rights = Public Health With Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

    1:00pm to 2:00pm


    This event is virtual, to join click here.

    Speaker: Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Moderated by: Guillermo Arduino, Anchor and Correspondent, CNN en Español

    The coronavirus pandemic has made clear the disproportionate impact among women, minority groups and impoverished people around the world. Protecting human rights IS a matter of public health. Please join a...

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    2020 Oct 05

    ReVista Launch: The Future of the Amazon, Lessons From the Past

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


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    Speakers: Felipe Milanez, Associate Professor at the Institute for Humanities, Arts and Sciences, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil; Bret Gustafson, Professor, Washington University in Saint Louis; Isabelle Foster, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Paraguay; Douglas Southgate, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University; Patricia Vieira, Professor, Department of Spanish and...

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    2020 Oct 05

    Making Dew in the Atacama: Atmospheric Water Capture by Desert Plants

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    1:00 pm (Chile local time)

    This event is part of Harvard-UAI Collaborative Research Discoveries in Chile Series.

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    Speakers: Noel Michele Holbrook, Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry; Professor of Biology, Harvard University; Jacques Dumais, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez

    The ecosystems of Chile are biodiversity...

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    2020 Oct 01

    In-House Open House

    6:00pm


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    Join us as we welcome our new faculty director, Steven Levitsky!

    Professor Levitsky will be joined by Marcia Castro, co-chair of the Brazil Studies Program and Alejandro de la Fuente, chair of the Cuba Studies Program to discuss ongoing and upcoming initiatives in three priority areas for 2020-21: challenges to democracy, the impact...

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    2020 Oct 01

    The Politics of Institutional Weakness in Latin America

    4:00pm


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    Speakers: Mala Htun, University of New Mexico; Eduardo Darget, Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru; Alisha Holland, Harvard University; Daniel Brinks, University of Texas-Austin; Steven Levitsky, Harvard University; Maria Victoria Murillo, Columbia University
    Moderated by: Javier Auyero, University of Texas-Austin

    Observers often take institutional weakness as an exogenous feature...

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    2020 Sep 29

    How COVID has Changed Latin American Economics

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Andres Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science; former Finance Minister of Chile; Ana Maria Ibanez, Professor of Economics, Universidad de los Andes; Economics Principal Advisor for the Interamerican Development Bank; Daniela Campello, Associate Professor, Brazilian School of Business and Public Administration;...

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    2020 Sep 24

    New capabilities for emerging challenges: How to build a responsive State

    9:00am to 10:30am


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    Speakers: María Margarita Zuleta, Dean at the School of Government, Universidad de los Andes; Matthew Andrews, Edward S. Mason Senior Lecturer in International Development, Harvard Kennedy School
    Moderated by: Helena García Romero, President MIT Harvard Club Colombia and Vicepresident of the Colombian Private Council on Competitiveness

    Colombia faces...

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    2020 Sep 22

    Populist Coalitions in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To view the recording, click here.

    Speaker: Rodrigo Barrenechea, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
    Discussants: Thea Riofrancos, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Providence College; Aaron Watanabe, PhD Candidate in Government, Harvard University
    ...

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    2020 Sep 17

    DRCLAS Film Series: Ficción Privada (2020) by Andrés Di Tella

    6:00pm to 7:00pm


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    Speaker: Andrés Di Tella, Filmmaker
    Moderated by: Ignacio Azcueta, PhD Candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures

    A conversation with filmmaker Andrés Di Tella on his latest feature-length film, Ficción Privada (2020). The movie will be offered for free through streaming one day before the event to pre-registered participants. This...

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    2020 Sep 15

    Democracy on the Line in Chile

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To watch the recording, click here

    Speakers: Claudia Heiss, Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Affairs, Universidad de Chile; Juan Pablo Luna, Associate Professor of Political Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Peter Siavelis, Professor and Chair of Political Science and International Affairs, Wake Forest University
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky,...

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